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Subjunctive Conjugation in Spanish - Chapter Summary
In almost any language, including Spanish, we conjugate verbs, or change how they are said, as a way to indicate the passage of time or who is involved with the action. This chapter has been designed to give you a more thorough understanding of the guidelines associated with subjunctive conjunction in Spanish. Each of the lessons addresses the rules for various common verbs, and our instructors walk you through how conjunction works given various tenses. If you need homework help on conjugating a specific Spanish word, use the chapter guide to find that lesson, or go through all the lessons to upgrade your skills. By the time you complete the chapter, you should have improved your language skills enough to do the following:
- Describe subjunctive conjugation for abrir, acostarse, and almorzar
- Identify imperfect subjunctive conjugation for comer
- Analyze how to turn conocer into the present subjective form
- Check out the imperfect and present subjective forms of conseguir
- Compare the present and imperfect forms of correr, decir and hacer
- Examine the past and present subjunctive conjugation of tener
- Explain the imperfect and present conjugation of venir and ver
1. Abrir Subjunctive Conjugation
'Abrir' means 'to open' and its use in the present subjunctive in Spanish is very common. How many things can you think of that can be opened? See a simplified table about the present subjunctive and examples from real conversations.
2. Acostarse Subjunctive Conjugation
'Acostarse' means 'to go to bed'. This lesson explains how this verb conjugates in the present subjunctive tense through examples that reflect real life conversations.
3. Almorzar Subjunctive Conjugation
The present subjunctive is very common in Spanish and this lesson covers it for the verb 'almorzar' (to have lunch). The lesson includes a pronunciation guide with the most stressed syllable in capitals and examples.
4. Comer Imperfect Subjunctive Conjugation
The Spanish verb 'comer' means 'to eat.' This lesson covers the forms of 'comer' in the imperfect subjunctive, a tense you'll need to talk about wishes, make suggestions or express surprise.
5. Conocer Present Subjunctive Conjugation
In this lesson we focus on the verb ''conocer'', which means 'to know', but also, 'to meet someone or go to a place for the first time'. We will study this verb in the present subjunctive, which will allow you to express wishes, doubts or possibilities.
6. Conseguir Subjunctive Conjugation: Present & Imperfect
In this lesson we talk about the Spanish verb ''conseguir'', which means 'to get or to achieve'. Learn about how to express wishes and surprise, send good luck messages and talk about future possibilities with the subjunctive.
7. Correr Present Subjunctive Conjugation
The Spanish verb 'correr' means 'to run.' In this lesson you'll learn how to use this verb in the present subjunctive to express wishes or necessity. We'll see its conjugation and uses through real-life examples.
8. Decir Imperfect Subjunctive
The verb ''decir'' means 'to tell' and 'to say'. Very often you need to use this verb in the imperfect subjunctive, which is the tense this lesson covers, which will include a pronunciation guide and practical examples.
9. Hacer Subjunctive Conjugation: Present & Imperfect
This lesson focuses on the Spanish verb ''hacer'', which means 'to do' or 'to make'. Through a number of examples we'll learn how to express wishes, talk about possibilities, or make polite requests using the subjunctive mood.
10. Tener Subjunctive Conjugation: Present & Past
Do you ever have doubt? This lesson focuses on the Spanish verb ''tener'' ('to have'). We will learn how to express wishes, doubts or uncertainty with the verb in the subjunctive, past, and present tenses.
11. Venir Spanish Subjunctive: Present & Imperfect
In this lesson you will learn about the Spanish verb ''venir'' ('to come'). We will focus on the subjunctive, in both present and imperfect tenses, which allows us to express wishes, doubts, possibilities and disappointment.
12. Ver Subjunctive Conjugation: Present & Imperfect
There are so many things you could see! If you want to talk about what you might see or want to see, you would use the verb ''ver'' in the Spanish subjunctive. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb ''ver'' in the present and imperfect subjunctive.
13. Traducir Subjunctive Conjugation
The Spanish verb 'traducir' means 'to translate.' It's useful to know how to use this verb to ask others to translate something for you. This lesson will explain its conjugation in the present subjunctive through plenty of contextual examples.
14. Poner: Imperfect, Subjunctive & Imperfect Subjunctive
Are you organized or messy? In this lesson, we'll study the Spanish verb ''poner'', which means 'to put' or 'to set', along with some task-related vocabulary. Learn how to discuss past routines in the imperfect, and make requests in the subjunctive.
15. Empezar Subjunctive Conjugation: Present & Imperfect
The verb 'empezar' means 'to start.' In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate 'empezar' in the present and imperfect tenses for the subjunctive. You will also see examples of how to use the verb.
16. Saber Imperfect Subjunctive Conjugation
If you knew what the future held you would likely make many life changes now. The expression 'if one knew...' is what the imperfect subjunctive is about and this lesson covers its use for the verb ''saber'' (to know).
17. Querer Conjugation: Subjunctive & Imperfect Subjunctive
Wanting to learn more Spanish is great. Precisely, to say the previous sentence you need the verb ''querer'' (to want). Its present subjunctive expresses a desire, whereas its imperfect subjunctive is for what one would want. Let's learn both tenses!
18. Suponer Subjunctive Conjugation
The verb ''suponer'' means 'to suppose,' as when we make assumptions or believe something in advance. The present subjunctive of this verb in Spanish is common; in this lesson, we will learn it through practical examples.
19. Viajar: Translation & Subjunctive Conjugation
We hope you travel to a Spanish-speaking country where you can practice the language. This wish is the present subjunctive in Spanish and the verb ''viajar'' means 'to travel'.
20. Leer Conjugation: Subjunctive & Commands
This lesson covers the subjuntive and imperative of the Spanish verb ''leer'' (to read). Learn how to make recommendations of your favorite books and give commands accurately.
21. Traer Conjugation: Subjunctive & Future
'Traer' means 'to bring' in Spanish. Learn how to express wishes or talk about possibilities with its subjunctive and how to use its future tense in daily life situations.
22. Pedir Conjugation: Command & Subjunctive
This lesson covers the subjuntive and imperative of the Spanish verb 'pedir' (to ask for/order). Learn how to make suggestions with this verb and give commands accurately.
23. Hablar Conjugation: Subjunctive & Future Tense
Talking is a part of life. We talk to the store clerk at the checkout, and we talk with our friends about our day. The verb 'hablar' means 'to speak/talk' in Spanish. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate 'hablar' in the subjunctive and future tenses.
24. Seguir Conjugation: Command & Subjunctive
The Spanish verb 'seguir' means 'to follow' or 'to continue.' Continue improving your Spanish with this lesson, in which you'll learn the subjunctive and the imperative of this verb.
25. Servir Spanish Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive
What serves you best? The verb 'to serve' in Spanish is ''servir''. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate ''servir'' in the preterite and subjunctive forms. You will also see some helpful examples of how to use the verb.
26. Cambiar Conjugation: Subjunctive & Preterite
The Spanish verb 'cambiar' means 'to change.' Learn how to talk about changes in your life with its preterite, and how to express wishes or possibility with its present subjunctive.
27. Gustar Subjunctive Conjugation
Learn how to use the Spanish verb ''gustar'' (to like) correctly. In this lesson we'll see how to express wishes or give opinions with its present subjunctive through plenty of real life examples.
28. Perder Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive
The Spanish verb 'perder' means 'to lose,' and it can be used in plenty of expressions. Learn how to use this verb in the preterite and the subjunctive with our forgetful character.
29. Volver Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive
'Volver' means 'to come back' or 'to return.' Read this lesson to see how to conjugate this common verb in the preterite and the subjunctive through familiar situations and examples.
30. Estudiar Conjugation: Subjunctive & Future Tense
What will you study next? Learn how to talk about the future and express wishes with the Spanish verb 'estudiar' (to study). In this lesson we focus on its subjunctive and future tense conjugation.
31. Tomar Conjugation: Present Tense & Subjunctive
Check out this lesson to learn about the Spanish verb 'tomar', which means 'to take' or 'to have.' We'll see how to talk about our routines with the present indicative and how to express wishes or doubt with the subjunctive.
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